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Sustainability and farming: SVZ Ingredients

Successful sustainability initiatives need to consider how farmers work and think, and involve co-operation between all parties, says SVZ International.

Published: 21-Sep-2016

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Darren Spiby, Joy Thomas

CEO, Business technical development manager - Cornelius

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

Published: 06-Sep-2016

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

A sugar tax might be bad news for some manufacturers but for others it's an opportunity. We spoke to a stevia manufacturer, a low GI sugar company and a reformulation R&D firm to see how they view such policies.

Published: 05-Aug-2016

Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has vowed to bring back jobs to America by ripping up and renegotiating trade deals with trading partners. FoodNavigator hit the floor at IFT to gauge the reaction of some US and international food companies.

Published: 04-Aug-2016

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Consumers are confused over the healthiness of saturated fats, worried about chemical contaminants in processed oils and turned off by labels cluttered with additives to extend shelf and fry life. So what are the options? At this year’s IFT, FoodNavigator spoke to oil and fat experts who discussed the different ways they are approaching this.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s the remedy? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson caught up with ‘Bad Science’ author Dr Ben Goldacre to find out…

Published: 29-Jul-2016

Ireland – aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

Aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

Joe Hayden

Farmer - .

In spite of low farmgate prices for milk, the Irish dairy industry – with its 18,000 dairy farmers – is seen as a world leader, thanks in part to its Origin Green program.

Published: 22-Jul-2016

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Christiane Lippert

Head of marketing (food) - Lycored

Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.

Published: 20-Jul-2016

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it will be soon, says Dutch entrepreneur and founder of Seamore.

Published: 16-Jun-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

Fungi-based protein can give soy and pea a run for their money, says Quorn

Why do people buy meat-alternatives?

Marketers of meat-alternatives like to talk a lot about sustainable protein, and how we’re going to feed the world in 2050. But are these things really primary purchase drivers today? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Quorn Foods at the Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago to find out…

Published: 11-May-2016

Food and drink crime: what tops experts’ wish list

 Food crime: what’s on the experts’ wish list

Persuading people to share information about suspected food and drink crime, co-ordinating intelligence sharing and harnessing technology to beat criminal activity topped the wish lists of experts taking part in Food Manufacture’s Big Video Debate on food fraud at Foodex.

Published: 06-May-2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Manufacturing investment ‘delayed by EU referendum fears’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

Published: 03-May-2016

Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says Campden BRI nutrition specialist

Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says nutrition specialist

Food developers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers gathered in Birmingham, UK, last month for a seminar on tackling production challenges in the snack industry.

Published: 29-Apr-2016

Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Snacks supplier Nim’s Fruit Crisps unveiled its first range of vegetable crisps at the Food & Drink Expo in the UK last week – and took the show’s award for Best New Idea.

Published: 27-Apr-2016

3dChef partners with confectionery firms to develop next generation candies

3dChef to develop next generation candies

3dChef has partnered with a number of confectionery firms to develop next generation candies, sweets and decorations for the pastry industry.

Published: 22-Apr-2016

Science vs taste: Nestlé and Mondelēz reveal different takes on candy nutrition guidelines

How do Nestlé and Mondelēz set candy nutrition guidelines?

Nestlé says it is primarily guided by science when setting nutrition guidelines for its confections, while Mondelēz International takes account of multiple factors, but says consumer preference and taste is key.

Published: 21-Apr-2016

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Food and drink retailers’ growing interest in lean manufacturing is a “massive opportunity” for manufacturers, according to Lauras International, which is sponsoring Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar focusing on the topic at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 08-Apr-2016

Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

Food manufacturers should tell a good story

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Published: 29-Mar-2016

What does it take to give a niche ingredient superfood staying power? A re-think of the supply chain

What does it take to give a niche ingredient superfood staying power? A re-think of the supply chain

What does it take to give a niche ingredient sustained consumer demand rather than a brief moment of superfood fame? A radical re-think of how you control the supply chain can help. FoodNavigator spoke to two companies that are doing just that.

Published: 22-Mar-2016

GreenOnyx on home-brewed mission to serve ‘missing nutrition’

GreenOnyx on home-brewed mission to serve ‘missing nutrition’

Benny Shoham

Founder & CEO - GreenOnyx

How do you ensure nutrients are fresh? How about growing them in a ‘superfood machine’ in your kitchen? US start-up GreenOnyx has the technology, an Asian micro-vegetable called khai-nam and is set for launch on both sides of the Atlantic.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

Social media has transformed the way food manufacturers can engage in emotional marketing and foster brand love among consumers – but tread carefully because it also magnifies errors if you get it wrong, warns one digital marketer.

Published: 17-Mar-2016

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

Dr Jorg Spieldenner, Nestlé Research Centre public health chief;

Jane Badham, managing director, JB Consultancy

Private public partnerships (PPPs) are the best way to tackle the world’s public health issues with food and nutrition, but only if strict rules are in place to guard against exploitation.

Published: 10-Mar-2016

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are changing the food industry from trailblazing new ideas to providing new growth models, and both big businesses and small start-ups need to collaborate to innovate. The benefits are mutual, says Jeremy Basset, founder of Unilever’s incubator scheme.

Published: 08-Mar-2016

Food manufacturing webinar focuses on lean and green

Lean and green food manufacturing webinar: register now

The latest thinking on lean and green food and drink manufacturing will be the focus of a free access webinar, to take place at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 01-Mar-2016

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